Kinder Morgan will pay the state $640,000 for a portion of Otis State Forest, which it plans to use for its proposed New York to Connecticut pipeline.
The New York-to-Connecticut pipeline would cut through a state forest in Sandisfield, Massachusetts.
After its legal victory over the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office, Kinder Morgan still needs to get sign-offs from state and federal officials. That’s before it can start work on its New York to Connecticut natural gas pipeline.
Judge John Agostini wrote that federal laws give Kinder Morgan the right to build the pipeline in Otis State Forest.
Republican Governor Charlie Baker faces a new political challenge in the months ahead: work with Beacon Hill Democrats during legislative crunch time while also working to unseat some of those same Democrats.
Baker says energy generation is a New England problem which will only get worse.
There’s no end in sight for a moratorium on new natural gas service in parts of Franklin and Hampshire counties now that Kinder Morgan has dropped its plan to build a pipeline through the region.
Kinder Morgan wants to build a pipeline from New York to Connecticut. It would run through state-owned conservation land in Massachusetts. The state is pushing back.
Kinder Morgan is seeking to sidestep a Massachusetts law requiring legislative approval before state conservation land can be used by private entities.
State regulators will be in Pittsfield Tuesday to hear from the public on a request from Kinder Morgan. The company wants permission to enter private property to conduct land surveys along the route of a proposed natural gas pipeline.
Kinder Morgan wants part of a pipeline running from New York to Connecticut to pass through Massachusetts-owned conservation land. State law says that requires legislative approval, which has been slow in coming
This pipeline spur would run alongside an existing one, partly through state-owned conservation land in Sandisfield on its way to Connecticut.
The Federal Government needs to be a better partner to the American people, Senator Elizabeth Warren told hundreds on Monday in western Massachusetts.
FERC is asking Kinder Morgan to take another look at moving the proposed pipeline to along the Massachusetts Turnpike.
Opponents of a proposed pipeline through western Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire are pointing out that only about half the 3,000 promised construction jobs would go to local workers.
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